Tummy Tuck /
Tummy Tuck /
TIGHTER ABS WITH
A TUMMY TUCK OR ABDOMINOPLASTY IN LONDON
Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure that aims to remove unwanted, unneeded, excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. Otherwise known as abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck surgery effectively helps an individual achieve a smoother and flatter abdomen; one which cannot be achieved by a healthy diet and regular exercise. Abdominoplasty surgery is specifically targeted at people who have a normal body weight, but have loose or saggy skin caused by dramatic weight loss, aging, genetics, or pregnancy.
At our accredited hospital in London, our experienced body contouring surgeons use the latest equipment and techniques to squeeze out excess fats, correct loose, flabby and sagging skin and provide a more contoured overall body appearance.
FACTS AT A GLANCE
WHY CHOOSE HASAN SURGERY & DR. HASAN ALI FOR YOUR ABDOMINOPLASTY IN LONDON?
- Dr. Hasan Ali is among the most experienced body contouring surgeons, if not the best body contouring surgeon in London. He has an unparalleled body of work for body contouring surgeries, including abdominoplasty. The results obtained by his clients and their satisfaction levels are second to none.
- Abdominoplasty surgery is a type of body contouring surgery and is often combined with liposuction. Considering this, a surgeon who has mastered liposuction and is also a body contouring expert is likely to give the best results for your abdominoplasty surgery too. And in that respect, Dr. Hasan Ali is highly accomplished. He is among the pioneers of VASER liposuction and is highly regarded for advanced body contouring and 4D Hi Def liposuction surgeries.
- Dr. Hasan is known for his exceptional skills as a plastic surgeon. He is that rare kind of plastic surgeon who is widely respected and trusted by his patients and fellow doctors alike. He has performed 5,000+ surgeries with outstanding results.
- Dr. Hasan’s clinic – Hasan Surgery –is based in Harley Street, London, UK & Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE. At our London practice, we perform surgeries at top accredited clinics/ hospitals in London.
- With our special Dubai medical tourism packages, you can also choose to do your surgery at our Dubai clinic with follow-ups at our London clinic. True to Dr. Hasan’s desire for excellence, our Dubai clinic is a unique, highly modern, state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery clinic. It is the 1st AAAASF accredited plastic surgery clinic in Dubai, which is the global gold standard for outpatient surgical facility accreditation, acknowledging our high standards, latest technology, and focus on patient safety. It is also a rare plastic surgery clinic that has been awarded an appreciation letter for scoring 100% on a safety survey – an exemplary achievement and commitment to quality and patient safety.
- Because of his high standing as a top plastic surgeon in London & Dubai, Dr. Hasan Ali is also a renowned trainer of plastic surgeons, surveyor, and examiner.
BEFORE / AFTER GALLERY
As per UK regulations, we are not permitted to showcase images without written patient consent. The below before/after images are only those for which we have patient consent. For this procedure, we have a vast collection of before/after images, but those have not been consented to by our patients for public display. We would be delighted to show you our results during your initial consultation. We encourage you to ask our surgeons for the same during the consultation.
Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure in which excess skin and fatty tissue are removed from the lower and middle abdomen area. This is not only targeted to remove the excess tissue, but also addresses the weak abdominal muscles that can be tightened with help of suturing (plication) of abdominal muscles.
The Tummy Tuck surgery focuses on removing loose, excess skin and lax abdominal muscles. In most cases, the stubborn deposits of fat in and around the abdomen can also be removed through the tummy tuck procedure. However, there are specific indications for the Abdominoplasty, and it is not a treatment for obesity.
Every Plastic surgeon has a certain preference and technique of performing the Abdominoplasty, which may include combining it with VASER Liposuction or other body contouring surgeries.
A Tummy Tuck is tailored to suit each patient’s unique needs. The tummy tuck procedure normally involves tightening the abdominal muscles, removal of excess skin and fat via liposuction. For a full tummy tuck, for instance, an incision is made and concealed low on the abdomen, which will extend from one hip to the other. For a mini tummy tuck, a shorter incision is made low on the abdomen.
No, an Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss surgery. People who are overweight should consider other weight loss treatments. It is often advised to lose weight first before considering any body contouring procedures, such as a Tummy Tuck.
Although it is designed to remove excess skin, there is still no substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise. It also cannot remedy stretch marks above the belly button.
The ideal candidate should be a healthy person who has achieved a healthy weight. He or she should not have fluctuating weight or any medical condition that could interfere with the healing of the wound.
For women, they should have no future pregnancy plans, as the abdominal muscles tightened during a tummy tuck surgery can separate in a future pregnancy.
A patient can qualify as a candidate for tummy tuck Dubai/abdomnoplasty surgery if he or she does not smoke and is looking to remove unwanted abdominal skin. A pre-surgical consultation is also necessary to establish realistic expectations of the procedure’s outcome.
Prior to ensuring your candidature for the Abdominoplasty, your plastic surgeon will review your medical history and past and present health condition. You will have to discuss the medication you are on, including any herbal supplements.
As a possible Abdominoplasty candidate, you must have realistic expectations about the resultant appearance of your abdominal area after the procedure. You must stop smoking prior to the surgery and after the surgery, as tobacco can slow down the blood flow to the skin and thereby slow down the healing process.
Your plastic surgeon will check your previous medical history prior to recommending the procedure. The surgery will show desirable results only on people who are generally healthy and do not have any previous history of having cardiac issues, pulmonary emboli, excessive bleeding, seizures, immunodeficiency disorders, or deep vein thrombosis. People with such conditions are discouraged from undergoing this procedure due to a higher risk of surgical complications.
People who are on certain anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant drugs are also discouraged from undergoing a tummy tuck surgery. Further, people with poor skin elasticity are also less suitable candidates for the procedure.
Yes, both men and women can undergo an abdominoplasty if the above conditions for suitability are met. Abdominoplasty in men gives equally effective results.
As a matter of fact, due to the growing number of weight loss surgeries, more and more men are opting for a tummy tuck to correct excess hanging abdominal skin after a weight loss surgery.
An abdominoplasty for men can be combined with waist liposuction to correct love handles. Alternatively, men may also opt for abdominal etching or 6-pack surgery to get the sought-after “six-pack” abs.
The abdominal area is divided into 2 : the upper and lower abdominal areas. Depending on the area targeted, there could be 5 variations of Tummy Tuck surgeries:
Standard or Full Tummy Tuck – A full tummy tuck involves the tightening of abdominal muscles through the removal of excess fat and skin. The procedure focuses on both the upper and lower abdominal areas. It may involve repositioning of the belly button. The incision for a full tummy tuck runs above the pubic area- from hip to hip.
Mini Tummy Tuck – A Mini Tummy Tuck focuses on removing fat and loose skin in the lower abdomen areas, below the belly button. the Mini Tummy Tuck is therefore A shorter version of A full Tummy Tuck procedure. The incision for a mini tummy tuck is smaller than a full tummy tuck and made just above the pubic area.
Extended Tummy Tuck – An Extended Tummy Tuck is meant for people who have significant excess skin in their lower abdominal and love handles areas. It is a more extensive and invasive surgery that involves removal and repositioning of the belly button. The incision for an extended tummy tuck runs from hip to hip.
Reverse Tummy Tuck – Sometimes, people have a lower abdominal area that’s fine, but their upper upper torso – just under the breasts – has excess skin and tissue. A reverse tummy tuck tackles this concern. It is often performed in connection with breast surgeries. The incision in this case is hidden under the breast folds.
Panniculectomy – A panniculectomy involves removing excess skin and fatty tissue from the hanging lower abdomen. It is usually performed when a pannus or overhang of abdominal tissue is present which can be removed. This surgery specifically targets the tissue removal. Many plastic surgeons use different techniques for this unique procedure, removing the hanging tissue without correcting the abdominal muscles or other contour irregularities of the abdominal areas. Strictly speaking, a panniculectomy is not an Abdominoplasty. The incision for a panniculectomy runs from hip to hip.
While both Abdominoplasty and Liposuction are body contouring surgeries, they are not the same.
Liposuction is intended for targeted reduction of stubborn fat in specific areas that are being resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction can be carried out for the face, neck, arms, breast, chest, back, abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, and legs.
An Abdominoplasty is meant for the surgical removal of excess skin around the abdominal area and tightening of the abdominal muscles to give a tighter, contoured abdomen. It is generally performed after significant weight loss (from pregnancy/ weight loss surgery) that has resulted in excessive hanging abdominal skin. Depending on the surgeon’s preference and the patient’s specific circumstances, Liposuction is often combined with Abdominoplasty to give better results.
A Tummy Tuck is a single procedure, indicated for women (or men) whose concerns are restricted to their abdomen and they do not require procedures for other body parts.
A Mommy Makeover, on the other hand, involves more than one procedure. It is intended for more comprehensive body contouring, and combines an Abdominoplasty with other body contouring surgeries such as Liposuction, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, or Breast Augmentation. It addresses concerns of a woman’s body affected due to pregnancy.
The cost of Abdominoplasty in London depends on the following factors:
- Skill and experience of the plastic surgeon
- Standard of the clinic/ hospital where the surgery will be performed
- Amount of skin to be removed
- Extent of body contouring involved
- Whether the procedure is combined with any other surgeries
It is advised to get an initial consultation from a specialist plastic surgeon to know the cost applicable to your case and your eligibility for the procedure.
At our accredited clinic in Dubai, Mini-Abdominoplasty can be performed under IV sedation anesthesia. However, Full Abdominoplasty is often performed under general anesthesia at our accredited hospital in London.
Since a tummy tuck surgery involves surgery of the abdominal muscles too, the recovery period is longer. We recommend you schedule at 2-4 weeks off from work after your abdominoplasty. The healing and recovery after the surgery need more allotted time.
The time for recovery also depends on the type of tummy tuck surgery done – i.e. full/ mini/ extended.
Take note that even after the 2 weeks off for a mini tummy tuck, you might be required to avoid specific activities until you are fully recovered. For people whose work involves strenuous physical activities, you’ll need an extended time of another 2 weeks to wait for your full recovery.
Women who have small kids will need help at home with carrying and taking care of the kids. Carrying even a small baby is not advisable for 2-4 weeks after the surgery.
Abdominoplasty is a safe procedure in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, but following complications may be seen:
- Excessive bleeding
- Temporary numbness
- Allergic reactions
- Hematoma / seroma (blood/ fluid accumulation in the skin)
- Prominent scaaring or Keloid formation
- Wound dehiscence or wound seperation
Most patients experience pain and discomfort after the surgery when anesthesia effects diminish.
Immediately after the Abdominoplasty surgery, your abdomen will feel tender and sore. You will be given compression bandages to help minimize the swelling. Sometimes, a small tube will be placed in your abdomen to drain away from the excess blood and lymph fluid. After removing the bandages and the tube, your plastic surgeon will recommend you wear a compression sleeve for a few weeks to aid the healing process and keep the swelling down. It is normal to feel some loss of sensation in the treated areas. This temporary numbness will go away once you are completely healed.
Most people will need 2 weeks of complete bed rest. The pain, redness, swelling, and bruising will start to subside in 1-3 weeks. You should get plenty of rest during this time, though you should walk lightly in order to promote circulation and avoid blood clots.
During your first week of recovery, you can expect issues with pain and bruising. The pain is managed with prescribed medications and the bruising through cold compresses or Arnica gel.
After the first week of recovery, it is necessary to do a follow-up visit with your plastic surgeon to monitor your progress— to check the incision sites. Attend all your follow-up visits to help with the full recovery process.
Because you need a lot of bed rest for the first 2 weeks, you must have help at home for all your tasks and chores.
Post-surgery, there will be an immediate visible improvement in the shape and appearance of your abdominal area. Most of the loose and sagging skin would have gone. Over a period of 6 months, you will see a noticeable improvement in the overall appearance of your abdominal area. After the first year, the scars usually start to fade, but they will not completely disappear.
For best results, strictly follow the care instructions of your plastic surgeon, prior to, and in the aftermath of the surgery. The improvement in the abdominal muscles from a tummy tuck is long-lasting. Your tummy will remain firm. Similarly, the excess skin that’s removed will not return. However, your results can be negatively affected if you gain weight. Likewise, for women, future pregnancies can affect your results. For lasting results maintain a stable and healthy weight.
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck surgery
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Overall, the experience has been impressive so far. To start with, Dr. Hassan takes the time to know his patient and to clearly expose what can be done but he also puts limits and clearly do not oversell. He's clearly striving on high-end standard and he makes a point to have satisfied customers before anything else. The technology used is impressive and clearly beats what I have experienced in the past. I had several surgeries in the past (for medical reasons) and due to my obesity years as a teenager, I always had excess skin and fat which wouldn't be affected by a healthy diet and active life (sport 5x a week) I have been undergoing for over 20 years. In 2016, I underwent in Europe an Abdominoplasty and traditional liposuction which gave an initial positive shape although not perfect despite the heaviness of the treatment (and associated pain and long recovery time). This year, I got the chance to meet Dr. Hassan who convinced me within 30 minutes of the positive results I would get with his technology. It's now been a week after the surgery and I must say results already look impressive! First, there is no post treatment trauma as I had with my first European experience. In term of pain, I didn't feel a thing during the treatment or in the hours following the surgery. I was out the same day of the surgery and rested for the week. Within 48 hours, while I could tell my body was swollen (it takes 3-6 weeks for the body to eliminate the swelling) the results already clearly show and seem almost magical. The treatment had also an unexpected effect to remove a lot of scar tissues which felt like pockets of hard material in my body) due to my past treatments and I can already feel things are now smoother under the skin when massaging. I would recommend anyone who in the same case as me has a desire to see a tightening of his skin and fat removal but are concerned by a fast and non-traumatic recovery.
Kian A. (Prior to 2020)
Excellent Dr in less then one month I lost 9 Kg by doing liposuction using vaser abdominal plasty very good job I really recommend and the price was reasonable last but not least I salute you.
H.A. (Prior to 2020)
It’s been a week since my TT procedure and I’m already seeing results! Dr. Hasan is very good at what he does, he gives you realistic expectations but has given me more than what I wanted! He listens to all your concerns and makes sure that you are satisfied. He is friendly and keeps your moral high and gets you excited. I just can’t praise him enough! I’m thankful to my friend that recommended him ! His staff is super friendly and helpful too and after care is great!! I highly recommend him!
Gymbunny 2018 (Prior to 2020)